Location Scout Sam’s Point, NY Huckleberry Pickers’ Shacks
Location scout Sam’s Point, NY adventure and photographs visiting NY Huckleberry Pickers’ Shacks!
…Beginning in the 1920’s and continuing throughout the 1960’s, New York’s Shawangunk Mountains were home to a thriving industry of huckleberry pickers.
Location Scout Sam’s Point Preserve, New York: More Photos
Photos From a recent outing to Sam’s Point Preserve, NY
About Sam’s Point
Perched atop the highest point of the Shawangunk Ridge, south of Mohonk and Minnewaska State Park Preserves, lies Sam’s Point Preserve — 5,400 acres sheltering one of the best examples of ridgetop dwarf pine barrens in the world. Home to nearly 40 rare plant and animal species and three rare natural communities, the northern Shawangunks represent one of the highest priorities for conservation in the Northeastern United States.
Cradled in a valley between the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains is the Village of Ellenville. Just a short drive from New York City, it is a superlative place to spend the weekend outdoors enjoying the scenic countryside.
Sam’s Point Preserve, or Sam’s Point Dwarf Pine Ridge Preserve, is a 4,600-acre (19 km²) preserve in Ulster County on the highest point (2,289 feet/697 m, on the Ellenville / Shawangunk border) of the Shawangunk Ridge in New York. It is owned by the Open Space Institute and managed by The Nature Conservancy. Its unique environment features dwarf pine trees along the ridgetop. Located within the park is Lake Maratanza, the highest lake on the ridge, and the Ellenville Fault Ice Caves.